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Soleimani’s killing: Iran’s Rouhani vows revenge, Trump waves US flag, war clouds gather

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New Delhi: Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani’s assassination by the US has taken Twitter by storm.

Here are the first reactions of US President Donald Trump and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells us this is a video of Iraqis celebrating Soleimani’s killing. If you say so, Mr Secretary.

US Democratic Senator Chris Murphy’s mistrust of Trump runs so deep that he questions President’s actions.

US presidential hopeful Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is equally worried by the manner of Soleimani’s killing.

 

Naturally, the Republicans rally behind the President—here’s Senator Lindsey Graham as cheer leader.

 Islamic influencer Imam Tawhidi sees a war ahead.

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1213008328965492736?s=20

Security studies professor at MIT Vipin Narang sees a possible world war around the corner.

https://twitter.com/NarangVipin/status/1212933233937010688

Meanwhile, historian Ali Khan Mahmudabad digs up an old Trump tweet about former President Barack Obama that could apply equally to him.

Closer home, the death of over 100 children at a hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, has shocked everyone but politicians seem to be looking the other way.

There’s a Congress government in Rajasthan but party leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi chose to tweet about social reformer and educationist Savitribai Phule instead.

Former BJP chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundara Raje joins the Gandhis in remembering Phule.

Columnist Tavleen Singh recalls how an older generation of BJP leaders reacted to revolutionary Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry.

Actor Swara Bhasker has found the best attitude to deal with her trolls — bemusement.

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